A long-serving friend of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust was thanked for his efforts over many years when he retired after 48 years of uniformed service.
Warrant Officer Howard Hollamby served in the regular Army before continuing to serve with the Kent Wing of the Air Training Corps, in which role he played a vital part in arranging and supervising the Wing's attendance at the Trust's annual Memorial Day each July.
WO Hollamby was presented with a statuette of the National Memorial to the Few by Wing Commander Andy Simpson RAFVR(T) rtd), the Trustee with responsibility for the site at Capel-le-Ferne.
At the same Kent Wing ATC dinner, former Office Commanding Kent Wing, Wing Commander Russell Goodayle, was presented with a similar gift by the Trust's Honorary Secretary, Group Captain Patrick Tootal OBE, DL, after standing down from his post.
"We have always enjoyed tremendous support from Kent Wing of the ATC and their smart and well-disciplined Cadets have really added something special to Memorial Day over the years," commented Wg Cdr Simpson. "Both the officers have played a big part in the Wing's support of the Trust and we were pleased to be able to mark this important occasion with a gift from the Trust."